ENG Vs ICE Fantasy Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Listless and uninspiring England look to make a graceful exit from the land of the tournament.
When England had to huff and puff and just about stumble their way to a 1-0 win against Iceland in their UEFA Nations League opener, the result should have been more than enough to allude towards things to come for the side. However, the country refused to gauge its incompetency, a failure which ultimately cost them their spot in the tournament.
Long sailed has the ship on which Southgate managed to disguise his lacklustre and lopsided brand of football. The club has failed to squirm and stutter its way to wins with the ongoing season seeing them emerge with a measly two wins in five matches.
The side’s 2-0 routing at the hands of Belgium the last time around was the final straw in the club’s sojourn in the tournament. The defeat saw them being sent packing out of the UEFA Nations League with the country’s today’s forthcoming scrimmage against bottom placed Iceland being an inconsequential affair.
This clash will finally a love England leeway to exit with a win to their name as Iceland’s winless stretch extends to six matches.
Probable Playing 11
- England are fraught with injuries with all of Trent, James, Joe, Ben, Raheem and Marcus missing out for the club while Coady is out with COVID and James is suspended.
- Willum is ruled out with an injury while Hordur continues to serve his suspension.
Pope, Walker, Keane, Mings, Maitland-Niles, Rice, Winks, Saka, Sancho, Foden, Kane
Runarsson, Sampsted, Ingason, Hermansson, Saevarsson, Baldursson, Bjarnason, Johannesson, Skulason, Gudjohnsen, Sigthorsson
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: England Vs Iceland Group 2
Date And Time: 19th November, Thursday- 1:15am IST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Mount:1 Goal
- Holmbert: 1 Goal
Iceland Vs England: 0-1
ENG Vs ICE Fantasy Team Picks
Although Iceland have conceded a horrendous 13 goals in the competition, this contest can easily be one from the club emerges with its elusive cleansheet. They are up against an England side which has not scored in two outings, a side which will once again turn white as a sheet infront of Runar Alex Runarsson.
Despite being massively depleted at the back as injuries rock their boat, England will be quietly confident of pulling off a cleansheet. They are up against a dreary attacking unit, one which has accrued a meagre 3 goals in five contests.
Given the high likelihood of England making it two successive cleansheets against Iceland come today, we’ll be indulging in all of Kieran Tripper, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker.
Despite only coming on as a substitute the last time around, Bukayo Saka left a lasting appearance on the encounter. The versatile player slotted in perfectly at fullback, not only clobbering attacking plays but creating a string of them as well.
Jack Grealish was one of the names interested in trying to fathom a goal for England against Belgium to see him make a foray into our side as well.
Iceland on the other hand see us opt for the services of Arnor Smarason and Ari Freyr Skulason with both the players having registered the one assist apiece this season. Gylfi Sigurdsson is a threat in the attacking soirees and paired with his penalty duty, he makes for an ideal pick for the encounter.
Although Harry Kane has failed to bring his league form into the England side, we’ll still be sticking around with the side’s striker. He’s up against a side which has offered nothing in the way of substance defensively, a backline Kane can tear apart come today.
Jadon Sancho is set to get a chance for the English setup to see him pair up with Kane in our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kane’s electric touch at the domestic level will see him step out as our side’s captain while Jack is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Runar, Trippier, Maguire, Walker, Gylfi, Arnor, Ari, Saka, Jack, Kane, Sancho
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